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Martinez City Council approves the acquisition of West Hills Farm.

Jan 30, 2015 09:46AM ● Published by Jennifer Neys

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At the January 26 city council meeting, the Council unanimously voted to approve the appropriation $262,500 from Measure WW Local Grant Program funds to the Muir Land Trust for the acquisition of 44 acres known as West Hills Farm. 

The property is adjacent to Mount Wanda and is part of the U.S. National Park Service John
Muir National Historic site. The request for funding was discussed at the January 13, 2015
meeting of the City Council. After a lengthy dialogue, staff was directed to place the request
for funding on the January 26 City Council agenda for further discussion and possible action. 

“It’s of great benefit to the constituents of Martinez. It champions a project that really impacts people and it is a living monument and testimony to so many things that represent Martinez in a favorable fashion and a face to the world,” said Linus Leukeul, Executive Director o the Muir Heritage Land Trust.

Public access is available via Mt. Wanda and off of Alhambra Valley Road. West Hills Farm lies within the Alhambra Creek watershed. The acquisition will also expand the Mount Wanda open space and an extensive trail system for recreation. 

The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) administers Measure WW funds and has confirmed it is an appropriate use of the funds. The period to submit an application to EBRPD to spend Measure WW funds in 2015 is February 1 – March 31. 


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